Backyard design guide

Glam up your backyard with inspiration from these amazing landscaping and design ideas

How to design a fire-resistant garden

This San Diego yard is verdant––and resists wildfires. Follow its lessons for creating your own gorgeous, fire-smart landscape

Garden elements
Photo by Jennifer Cheung

Keep things simple

Leave space between plantings, which reduces the risk of “fire ladders” (fires that climb to the crowns of nearby trees). Boulders and block walls  also help to slow the spread of flames.



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